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Rules of dating for boys

"A lot of kids have this idea that it's no big deal." Kids who think this may be missing crucial messages about sexually transmitted diseases and self-esteem.

But these days, there's even more reason for concern.

D., interim chairman for Goryeb Children's Hospital at Morristown Memorial, which supports the site.

"Parents should offer guidance to their teenagers, but they should recognize there's a limit to how much the kids will listen." Dr.

"Parents need to understand that this is a very real risk," says Parry Aftab, executive director of

Wanda Yee, a mother of three daughters from Ridgeway, New Jersey, requires that they keep their accounts set to private, an option offered by the site so that parents can determine who has access to their kid's page.

But that doesn't mean kids aren't sexually active: Studies have found that some 50 percent of teenagers, ages 15 to 19, have engaged in oral sex.

"I have an 11-year-old middle schooler who came home saying that a boy wanted her to have oral sex with him in the parking lot," says Tonja Krautter, a psychologist in Los Gatos, California, who works with adolescents.

(Except that back then, the guys knew the women were playing this game and accounted for it.) What follows, in the same vein is a satire, The Rules for Guys.